Mountainous region in North West England
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The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains, and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. The Lake District National Park was established in 1951 and covers an area of 2,362 square kilometres. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.
Hundreds found illegally camping and partying in Lake District over weekendOvernight stays and large gatherings prohibited until further easing of lockdown from 4 July
Lake District rangers find hundreds illegally camping and partyingPark authorities say fires were lit on top of fells and a group of 20 people were found "partying".
Coronavirus: Lake District visitors pose 'significant problems'Police say parked cars, campers and litter are a big problem as visitors flock to the Lakes.
Coronavirus: Lake District campers fined after visitor 'influx'Police say people had travelled from as far away as London after ignoring lockdown guidelines.
Angry Lake District residents erect roadblocks and fake signs to deter touristsNational Park chief urges members of public not to rush into area during lockdown
Coronavirus: Thousands spoken to by police for flouting lockdownA family from Greater London who travelled to the Lake District are among those stopped by police.
'Clowns': Family stopped by police on 500-mile round trip to Lake District over Easter weekendOfficers say group claimed journey was acceptable because they wore masks and gloves
Coronavirus: Police stop family on 500-mile Lake District tripThe family from Greater London claimed it was acceptable if they wore masks and gloves, police say.
Lake District 'under siege' from development, protesters warnCampaigners say landscapes are being affected by over-development and commercialisation.
Rare snow leopard gets Zurich zoo 'date'Chris the leopard travelled from a Lake District zoo to Switzerland as part of a breeding programme.
Climate change: Lake District facing 'dramatic' soil erosionClimate change is "stripping the fells", which could be reduced to bare rock, an expert warns.
Lake District Pound: Currency forced out by contactless technologyThe demise of the currency, used by more than 350 firms, is down to a rise in contactless payments.
Lake District rescue of dog that refused to walk any furtherThe dog's owner was too tired to carry the animal when it refused to go on.
The Lake District divers cleaning up under the water"It's upsetting to get down to the bottom and you see bottles everywhere and cans and barbecues."
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Lake DistrictThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge try sheep shearing during a visit to Cumbria.
Lake District viewpoint that inspired JMW Turner to be opened to public by National TrustTrust buys well-loved area for £202,000 to improve public access to landscape
Scafell Pike: Body of missing Whitehaven climber foundChris Brown was reported missing after tweeting a picture from the summit of the Lake District peak.